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Florida Bank Looking to Foreclose on Burt Reynolds' Home

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Actor Burt Reynolds, right, who stars in the movie "The Longest Yard", gets interviewed after arriving for the movie's world premiere, Thursday, May 19, 2005, in the Hollywood portion of Los Angeles. Reynolds' son Quinton Reynolds looks on from left. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

A bank is seeking to foreclose on Burt Reynolds' Florida home so it can collect about $1.2 million for a mortgage.

Merrill Lynch Credit Corp. has filed a lawsuit in Martin County against Reynolds, BankAtlantic and Great Eastern Mortgage, claiming the actor has not made a mortgage payment since Sept. 1, 2010, on the 12,500-square-foot house.

Merrill Lynch is asking a judge to order the home sold to satisfy debts. The county property appraiser valued the Mediterranean-style home at $2.4 million.

The Stuart News reports 75-year-old Reynolds tried to sell the home in 2009 for $8.9 million, but he said then that the economy was making it difficult to sell.

Reynolds said in a statement through his publicist Wednesday that he was surprised by the lawsuit.

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